14I1O02 - Animal zoology

Course specification
Course titleAnimal zoology
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Ninoslav Đelić
  2. prof. dr Zoran Stanimirović
  3. prof. dr Jevrosima Stevanović
  4. doc. dr Uroš Glavinić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. doc. dr Uroš Glavinić
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionEntered first semester
    The goalThe subject Zoology aims to prepare students to attend preclinical and clinical subjects at the Faculty of veterinary medicine through study about theoretical and practical points in animal biology.
    The outcomeA student should learn basic terms in comparative zoology, binominal nomenclature, taxonomy and zooecology, evolution and basic principles of genetics. A student should understand: basic mechanisms of heredity and evolution, basic mechanisms of gene segragation and interection during the processes of animal reproduction, basic mechanisms of sex determination, basic mechanisms of repair and recombination of genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes and elements of ecology. A student should learn to use an optical microscope, to make native microscopic preparations, to learn how to isolate animal chromosomes, how to determine taxonomic status, morphological and ecological specificities of all domesticated and some wild animal species.
    Contents of lecturesZoology. Basic principles of systematics and taxonomy and five kingdoms of living forms. (2). Pseudocoelomata, Coelomata – Mollusca, Annelida и Arthropoda (2). Chordata (4). Basic principles of ecology (4). Basic prniciples of evolution (2). Principles of genetics. The application of genetcs in veterinary medicine, Mendelian genetics, genes, genotype and phenotype, mechanisms of inheritance and types of gene interactions (2). Biological sense of the DNA origin, chromosomes of eukaryotes, central dogma of molecular biology (2). Regulation of gene activity in prokaryotes and eukaryotes (2). Genetic basis of cell division, extrachrsomosomal inheritance (2). Linkage and recombinations, genetics of sex determination (2). Gene mutations, genotoxicity, chromosome aberrations, DNA repair (4). Quantitative genetics, genetics of populations, recombinant DNA technology and genomics (2).
    Contents of exercisesMicroscope and microscopy (2). Morphology and determination of some protozooans from ruminant rumen (2). Morphology and taxonomical keys for Cnidaria, Plathelminthes, Pseudocoelomata, Mollusca (2). Morphology and taxonomical keys for Annelida, Arthropoda (2). Morphology and taxonomy of Pisces, Amphibiia, Reprilia, Aves и Mammalia (12). Gnetic basis of cell division (2). Mendelian genetics (4). Cytogenetics (4).
    1. Stevanovic J, Stanimirovic Z, Djelic N: Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, CID, 2013.
    2. Djelic N, Stanimirovic Z: Principles of genetics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Elit-Medica, Belgrade, 2004.
    3. Stanimirovic Z, Glavinic U, Djelic N, Stevanovic J: Manual in zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2015.
    4. Kulić M., Stanimirović Z, Djelić N, Novaković M: Human genetics. Faculty of medicine, Foča, Eastern Sarajevo University, 2010.
    5. Stanimirovic Z, Soldatovic B, Vucinic M: The bees biology-the honeybee. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Medicinska knjiga - Medicinske komunikacije, Belgrade, 2000.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical instruction is interactive with application of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentations, films). Demonstrations and practical instruction using a microscope. Each student uses a microscope in order to explore and draw microscopic preparations. Laboratory instruction in cytogenetics. Direct contact with animals in city ZOO.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures4Test paper40
    Practical lessons10Oral examination30